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  • Formal simulation model to optimize building sustainability 

    Fonseca Casas, Pau; Fonseca Casas, Antoni; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Casanovas Garcia, Josep (2014-03)
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    In this work, we present a simulation model that makes it possible to find optimal values for various building parameters and the associated impacts that reduce the energy demand or consumption of the building. In the ...
  • Optimization of the tantalum ore production by control the milling process 

    Alfonso Abella, María Pura; Oliva Moncunill, Josep; Álvarez Rodríguez, Beatriz; Jorge Sánchez, Juan; Sanmiquel Pera, Lluís; Parcerisa Duocastella, David; Tomasa Guix, Oriol; Calvo Torralba, Daniel; Guasch Cascallo, Eduard; Felipe Blanch, José Juan de; Anticoi Sudzuki, Hernán; García Vallès, Maite (2015)
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    Tantalum is a strategic metal with multiple applications in the new technologies. Tantalum deposits are scarce in EU. Thus, more efficient extracting processes are necessary to contribute to major European independency on ...
  • The vulnerability of Pyrenean ski resorts to climate-induced changes in the snowpack 

    Pons Pons, Marc; Lopez Moreno, Jose Ignacio; Rosas Casals, Martí; Jover Comas, Eric (2015-05-06)
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    Winter tourism is the main source of income and the driving force of local development in many mountain areas. However, in recent years, the industry has been identified as being extremely vulnerable to future climate ...
  • Energy-efficient ventilation control strategies for surgery rooms 

    Cubí Montanyà, Eduard; Salom Tormo, Jaume; Garrido Soriano, Núria (Taylor & Francis, 2015-02-13)
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    Surgery room specific energy use is among the highest in the built environment due to stringent indoor environmental quality and infection control requirements. This study uses a calibrated energy model to evaluate the ...
  • Obsolescence in urban energy infrastructures: the influence of scaling laws on consumption forecasting 

    Horta Bernús, Ricard; Rosas Casals, Martí (2015-02-23)
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    Cities can be considered complex systems, constantly changing and adapting to new economic, social, and cultural dynamics. They exist in many forms and over a wide range of sizes. In spite of this, researchers have discovered ...
  • Spatial optimality in power distribution networks 

    Luo, Lingen; Pagani, Giuliano A.; Rosas Casals, Martí (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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    Critical infrastructures can be characterized as networks where nodes and edges are embedded in space. Transportation networks, the internet, and power grids, are examples of networks where spatial constrains are relevant. ...
  • Transport energy consumption in mountainous roads. A comparative case study for internal combustion engines and electric vehicles in Andorra 

    Travesset Baro, Oriol; Rosas Casals, Martí; Jover Comas, Eric (2015-01)
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    This paper analyses transport energy consumption of conventional and electric vehicles in mountainous roads. A standard round trip in Andorra has been modelled in order to characterise vehicle dynamics in hilly regions. ...
  • Correlating empirical data and extended topological measures in power grid networks 

    Luo, Lingen; Rosas Casals, Martí (InderScience Publishers, 2015-02-02)
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    Power grids are considered complex networks. Their structure and dynamics have been thoroughly studied and many topological measures have been used to classify them, evaluate their behaviour or model their response to ...
  • Knowing power grids and understanding complexity science 

    Rosas Casals, Martí; Bologna, Sandro; Bompard, Ettore; D'Agostino, Gregorio; Ellens, Wendy; Pagani, Giuliano A.; Scala, Antonio; Verma, Trivik (InderScience Publishers, 2015-02-02)
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    Complex networks theory has been well established as a useful framework for studying and analysing structure, dynamics and evolution of many complex systems. Infrastructural and man-made systems like power grids, gas and ...
  • Sustainability study for wheat straw torrefaction technology 

    Szamosi, Zoltán; Rosas Casals, Martí (University of Debrecen. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2014)
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    The aim of this article is to examine the torrefaction production technology placed in two power plant environment (Rankine-Clausius, and Organic Rankine-Clausius circular procedures). The torrefaction is a heat treatment ...

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